At the kickoff, the first season of the Sharp Objects TV show seems likely to be the only one. The HBO TV series appears to be more of the mini-series type of “limited event.” but that was once the case with Big Little Lies, which ultimately got a season two renewal. While the pay-cable network doesn’t relying on advertising rates, the Nielsen ratings give us a good idea of how popular the show is with subscribers. Is this a “one-and-done” drama, or is there more to come? Will Sharp Objects be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *7/26/18 update below.
An HBO psychological thriller from novelist Gillian Flynn and Marti Noxon, Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Miguel Sandoval, Taylor John Smith, Sophia Lillis, and Madison Davenport. Unfolding in Missouri, Sharp Objects follows St. Louis newspaper reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) as she returns to her small hometown to file a story about two missing girls. One is found to have been gruesomely murdered while the other is still missing. Trying to piece together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
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